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August 12th: Personal Identities – Creating Compelling Characters


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Personal identities are crucial mental shortcuts that help us understand the roles of other people. In this exclusive WriteMovies screenwriting class, learn how to use them compellingly to improve the characterization in your scripts.


You will learn:

  • Creating fascinating characters
  • Pitching your story, characters, world, issues and stakes in the sharpest terms possible
  • Creating rich and enduring themes that take your story from the specific to the universal and resonate with global audiences, now and enduringly

The session also includes an exclusive GAME OF THRONES personal identities challenge! Can you pinpoint what makes GAME OF THRONES characters stand out and be recognisable from the start?



Price: $30
Date: August 12th 2021 + VoD
Time: 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm GMT
Duration: Approximately 1 hour + Q&A
Location: Online via Zoom


Ian Kennedy, WriteMovies DirectorAbout the tutor

Ian Kennedy has been working in the international screenplay industry since 2010 and has been WriteMovies Director since 2016.

He has helped hundreds of writers to improve their scripts since 2002 and was personally praised by Hollywood players Shaun Redick (producer, GET OUT, BLACKKKLANSMAN) and Peter Saphier (Co-Producer, SCARFACE) after meetings with them.

Previously he wrote 135 scripts for urban BBC series SILVER STREET over the course of 5 years, which won 3 awards during that time (2004-2009).

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